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VILLANUEVA : SET SUC RULES FOR P3-B BAYANIHAN FUND

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to immediately craft the necessary guidelines to implement several provisions under the Bayanihan 2 law that are designed to help state universities and colleges (SUCs) implement flexible learning programs and assist displaced teaching and nonteaching personnel, as well as students to cope with the new […]

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INVEST IN TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHERS — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to utilize its P4 billion allocation under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act (Republic Act 11494) or Bayanihan 2 to invest in technology for the use of teachers. Under Bayanihan 2, the P4 billion allocation aims to assist the DepEd in putting up information technology […]

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ANGARA: LET’S KEEP FILIPINO GRADUATES IN PH

Senator Sonny Angara said it is about time the government focuses on keeping Filipino talent here in the country instead of constantly losing them to overseas headhunters. As chair of the Committee on Finance, Angara suggested to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the state universities and colleges (SUC) to put more focus into […]

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NAVAL, BILIRAN RESIDENTS GET FREE FACE SHIELDS

The municipal government of Naval, Biliran led by Mayor Gerard Espina Jr. distributed free face shields to residents as additional protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Espina said they have started the distribution in the villages of Villa Caneja and Cabungaan and assured that all families from its 26 villages will receive face shields. “Since […]

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RIZAL SOLON: PASS TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION ACT

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles reiterated his call for Congress to pass a measure that will create a national policy on teenage pregnancy prevention amid reports that about 40 to 50 Filipino children aged 10 to 14 years old give birth every week. The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) also said that an […]

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PASIG’S VICO SOTTO SUPPORTS LEARNING CONTINUITY

As the Department of Education (DepEd) continues its preparations for the upcoming school year, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto expressed his support to the learning continuity efforts of the Department of Education (DepEd) and called for unity and cooperation for a successful opening of classes amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a Handang Isip, Handa […]

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PANGILINAN SAYS AGRICULTURE IS ENGINE FOR GROWTH

A new, better normal puts food and food producers front and center in the rebuilding of the economy, Senator Kiko Pangilinan. “Pinakita sa atin ng pandemya at ng mga sumunod na lockdown na mahalaga ang food security, at hindi tayo makakasiguro na may makakain tayo kung hindi matatag sa kanilang kabuhayan ang mga nagpapakain sa […]

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FIND REPLACEMENT FOR MALAMPAYA – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian expressed concern over the nearing depletion of gas output from the Malampaya natural gas field which is the second-biggest source of power on the island of Luzon. Gatchalian said the absence of a replacement source of fuel could threaten energy security and might lead to possible rotational brownouts. The Malampaya project has […]

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ANGARA : REGISTER 90M FILIPINOS IN NAT’L ID BY 2022

Senator Sonny Angara said he expects the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to be able to fulfill its target of registering all 90 million Filipinos for the Philippine Identification System ID (PhilSys ID) before President Rodrigo Duterte ends his term in 2022. During the hearing on the proposed P11.17 billion-budget of the National Economic and Development […]

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‘NO QR CODE, NO ENTRY’ IN BATAAN STARTING OCT. 1

The Bataan Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has passed a resolution requiring the use of a quick response (QR) code for those who will be entering the province starting October 1. Governor Albert Garcia, who is also the provincial IATF chair, said the QR code system will be implemented in all entry points in Bataan to […]